We’ve had the privilege of spending time on Maui a few years in a row and had the opportunity to eat and cook many different types of tropical fruit. Some we were already familiar with, others were new to us. You will recognize some of these, and hopefully you’ll learn about a few new fruit […]
Maui Gold Pineapple tour We were picked up for the Maui Gold Pineapple tour just outside the Haliimaile Distilling Company. We boarded the air conditioned bus and our informative driver shuttled us across the street and up into the pineapple fields. I had a few questions about pineapples that I was hoping would be answered on this foray. […]
Wild mangoes As the road to Hana winds its way passed Hana town and along some of the best shoreline views the island has to offer, including the legendary Koki and Hamoa beaches, we dove deep into Maui’s rainforest. Where ever narrowing roads and steeper terrain are draped in green and wild mangoes, breadfruit and […]
Things I never thought I’d say Any good house sitter knows that to have an enjoyable experience, you need to be adaptable. As we mentioned in an earlier post, we’ve learned tons since we’ve started to house sit; about ourselves, life and how other people live. And yes, I really did say that baby cockroaches are cute. So here […]
The crater Maui’s Haleakala crater covers almost 75 percent of the island. Temperatures can get very cold and the wind unrelenting at the top but the views are astounding, something reminiscent of a science fiction novel. Cinder cones of different colours and textures and a vastness that’s difficult to get your head around let alone […]
Damn you Bobby Brady On our first trip to Maui there were two things that I just had to bring back home, one was an ukulele and the other was a tiki. Blame television and that crazy Brady Bunch for instigating an enfatuation with tikis. Damn you Bobby Brady! Our first visit to Lahaina revealed that I […]
Your last Hawaiian vacation Have you ever enjoyed a Hawaii grown papaya? There’s nothing quite like it. You’re so happy when you find it at your local grocer, you buy it, even though it’s overpriced, you take it home, cradling it like a newborn baby so as not to bruise it. You cut it open […]
Lilikoi curd, critters and Lindbergh Week 35 was spent making lilikoi curd, getting to know the local critters and visiting the Lindbergh property. You can see all photos here. How did you spend your week?